Night Shift gutter code mp6aa

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Night Shift gutter code mp6aa

Post by Arglebargler » Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:20 pm

Hello, I just bought a copy of Night Shift with the gutter code mp6aa and I can't find anywhere what edition that is tied to. It has the first edition dust jacket, and doesn't mention any newer books in the short bio on the back flap. Would appreciate any help. Thanks.



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Re: Night Shift gutter code mp6aa

Post by TheCollector » Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:07 pm

Hello and welcome to the forums!

I'm not sure what the gutter code mp6aa signifies in terms of printing or edition, except that it's not in line with typical Doubleday gutter codes of Year (represented by letter) and week (represented by number) I do know that in order to be a true 1st/1st trade edition it needs to be an S52 on the gutter.

So unfortunately I know the book block itself isn't a true 1st. Beyond that I can't say for sure.

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Re: Night Shift gutter code mp6aa

Post by Mr. Rabbit Trick » Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:23 am

I don't know what mp6aa signifies either, but as the dust jacket is the largest part of the price, you should keep it if it is in good condition.

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Re: Night Shift gutter code mp6aa

Post by Arglebargler » Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:32 am

Ok, thanks for the help

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Re: Night Shift gutter code mp6aa

Post by galgano » Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:23 am

Late to this message, but I have noticed that the "mp" series of gutter codes is exclusive to those editions that were circulated as Stephen King Book of the Month editions. They are the editions that have the original cover art but no price in the inside dust jacket and do not otherwise say "Book Club Edition." All three copies of my Carrie. Shining, and Night Shift have a MP## code at the end of the book. Plus unlike true Doubleday gutter codes--these codes are not necessarily on the last page of text but rather on the bottom right of the blank pages at the end. Hope this helps.

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Re: Night Shift gutter code mp6aa

Post by jhanic » Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:50 am

Interesting!

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